Looking for Clue at Earthlink

If someone here is from Earthlink, or knows someone who is, please get in touch with me off-list. I have a mail-related issue to resolve. (Sadly the ARIN-listed contact is not valid and mail to postmaster seems to go into the same black hole as mail to abuse.)

Specifically, the issue relates to the servers in, in case anyone here is already aware of an issue with the servers in this block and can help.

Do you mean how they're pwned and just spew dictionary attacks?

It comes and goes tho mostly comes.

Mar 24 17:09:37 pcls5 sendmail[23040]: NOUSER: kprice5 relay=elasmtp-junco.atl.sa.earthlink.net []
Mar 24 17:18:19 pcls5 sendmail[4351]: accept: 25 elasmtp-masked.atl.sa.earthlink.net []
Mar 24 17:18:30 pcls5 sendmail[4351]: NOUSER: kpm relay=elasmtp-masked.atl.sa.earthlink.net []
Mar 24 17:18:33 pcls5 sendmail[4351]: NOUSER: kpm1 relay=elasmtp-masked.atl.sa.earthlink.net []
Mar 24 17:18:36 pcls5 sendmail[4351]: NOUSER: kpm10 relay=elasmtp-masked.atl.sa.earthlink.net []
Mar 24 17:18:39 pcls5 sendmail[4351]: NOUSER: kpm2 relay=elasmtp-masked.atl.sa.earthlink.net []
Mar 24 17:18:42 pcls5 sendmail[4351]: NOUSER: kpm3 relay=elasmtp-masked.atl.sa.earthlink.net []
Mar 24 17:24:41 pcls5 sendmail[13117]: accept: 25 elasmtp-scoter.atl.sa.earthlink.net []
Mar 24 17:24:51 pcls5 sendmail[13117]: NOUSER: kpr relay=elasmtp-scoter.atl.sa.earthlink.net []
Mar 24 17:24:54 pcls5 sendmail[13117]: NOUSER: kpr1 relay=elasmtp-scoter.atl.sa.earthlink.net []
Mar 24 17:24:57 pcls5 sendmail[13117]: NOUSER: kpr10 relay=elasmtp-scoter.atl.sa.earthlink.net []
Mar 24 17:25:00 pcls5 sendmail[13117]: NOUSER: kpr2 relay=elasmtp-scoter.atl.sa.earthlink.net []
Mar 24 17:25:03 pcls5 sendmail[13117]: NOUSER: kpr3 relay=elasmtp-scoter.atl.sa.earthlink.net []

No, that's a problem that I've given up on trying to solve. Unfortunately, those servers also occasionally send some legitimate email, and my customers want to receive that, so not receiving email from those servers is actually a problem despite the welcome respite from Earthlink spam...

I figured out that the problem has to do with their servers being very impatient and not wanting to wait for mine to check the RBLs. Which is, of course, pretty ironic considering how much spam they spew. You'd think that their servers would shuffle the mail off to another, more tolerant server, but instead the same server just keeps retrying it with the same aggressive timeout... *sigh*

Seems as if over the past decade Earthlink and AOL have nearly traded places!